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are their people. >> that's right. one of the other arguments the obama campaign makes these national polls. gallup poll has shown consistently a seven-point lead for romney. simply missing these obama voters who will get out again. >> we have two polling races. we have rasmussen and gallup in one corner. according to the gallup and rasmussen we're headed for a landslide for romney. 11-point victory, he got seven, obama. they lost last time by huge amounts. i don't know what's going on out there. george, none of us does, i think, i think it's going to be extremely close. i think, like nicolle, it's going to be about ohio, the auto bailout. of all the policies and the arguments -- >> or miscounting latino voters. or people who don't respond to hard-line phone calls. or just the science of polling. >> or the number of times i have refused to pick up my phone when i can see it's research firm. but, nonetheless, i think a nightmare frankly, maybe we can all agree on this, is that there are some electoral college/popular vote difference. >> one scenario is that it just doesn't come down to one state, li
independent swing voters in iowa right now. the obama campaign says they are ahead in iowa right now. this could make some difference in the end, and it reinforces the argument that romney is making headway. he is best positioned to make the bipartisan compromises america needs. that echoes romney's message in these closing days. >> just over a week to go and it just got even more interesting. george stephanopoulos, thank you. george, by the way, has a huge show this morning. his guests include stephanie cutter from the obama campaign and the former house speaker newt gingrich. >>> now let's get a check of the morning's other top news. there is other news happening. >> hi, good morning, everyone. >>> another potential attack on a u.s. embassy may have been thwarted and police in indonesia say they have arrested 11 people suspected of planning attacks on a range of domestic and foreign targets in jakarta. mriz seized bombs, explosives and ammunition. >>> new details of the new york city nanny who allegedly killed two young children. friends and relatives of that nanny say that ortega
and president obama have canceled effe events in virginia. one big impact right now. it's going to expect their effort to get out the vote. early voting didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. >> i wonder if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, the des moines register, the largest newspaper endorsed romney. >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. >> he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio. the obama campaign said they're ahead in iowa right now, this could make some difference in the end and it
deaths span seven states. live aerials right now president obama has declared a disaster area for new york and new jersey this is howard county, maryland. sandy unleashed heavy rains and high winds this morning the county dealing with major flooding and dozens of collapsed roofs, you see all that water there. there is also new information within the last hour on the fire burning in queens. between 80 and 100 homes destroyed those numbers up from 50, almost 200 firefighters putting out pockets of fire there the director of tehema gave a briefing this morning telling people who -- who did not evacuate to stay put. >> this is not over we still have more weather to deal with, hopefully, people will be able to stay safe until we can get to the other side of this storm. >> reporter: this is hack ken sack, new jersey teams have -- this is hackensack, new jersey teams have been using boats to rescue people, rescued 30 in that area so far, we've been following the situation in moonachie, new jersey where hundreds are being evacuated after surge overflowed a berm in that town. for people who ar
obama knowing that's a place where he can stop mitt romney cold. so you look at this map right now, and you can continue to have to say president obama has the edge. >> we're hearing that mitt romney is going to pennsylvania. most people would say, why spend time there? i mean that clearly is joe biden's backyard. >> maybe this is the head fake, a bit of a hail mary for the romney campaign. the intriguing thing is the obama campaign is responding with advertising in those states. they're not sending the president there directly, although, bill clinton is spending time in minnesota and joe biden, son of scranton, will be in pennsylvania before this is out. >> very interesting final few days here. rick, you've been a great asset to us throughout the campaign season. we appreciate you joining us. we'll hear from you once again after tuesday, the big day. rick klein again, our senior washington editor, thanks again, rick. we'll be right back after this. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together,
. coming up, the election is now just nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start the final push. also, police investigate a deadly shooting in contra costa county. and accused of killing two children in new york, where their nanny sought help right before >> new this morning in contra costa county, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just before 2:00 this morning. police responding to shots being fired. found a man who had been shot several times near the intersection of main street and hill avenue. he died at a local hospital. more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two and six-year-old kids stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they were fully clothed. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> two teenagers were injured when
for barack obama. diane? high stakes on both sides. >> all right. yeah, david, and great to have you reporting tonight. >>> and as you said, the presidential race keeps coming back to jobs, and today, a kind of report card for all of us on the nation's economic recovery. news that the nation's gross domestic product grew at 2% in the third quarter. that's faster than in the second quarter. and fueled by consumer spending and a housing market rumbling back to life. experts say it's a sign that the risk of a second recession is now low. >>> and, we move on next to a story about one devastated american family that has sparked a conversation among thousands of other families today. two young children were murdered, their nanny, accused of the crime. and so, we decided to search out some numbers, nationwide, for perspective on so much pain. abc's dan harris has the answers. >> reporter: the aftermath of what police suspect is an astonishing act of betrayal. last night, dr. marina krim returned home to her uptown manhattan apartment and, according to police, found two of her children stabb
like a lake than it does an airport right now, that remains closed. also, president obama will visit hard-hit areas of new jersey today, touring those areas with governor christie. >> here in new york, most of lower manhattan remains without power this morning. here's a live image. in the foreground is brooklyn, where the power's on. but across the river, absolute blackout. the local utility, con ed, actually had to cut power to some areas of brooklyn and staten island overnight. and along the jersey shore, the view from the air revealing just how much devastation that popular tourist area suffered. there's worries about leaking fuel in some still-flooded towns. new jersey governor chris christie is promising the area will be rebuilt. he says it won't be the same, though. >>> and further from the east coast, sandy will go down as a massive snowmaker. one ski resort in west virginia reported three feet of mostly heavy, wet snow that was blown by 60-mile-per-hour winds. the weight of the snow was too much for some trees, many of which collapsed across roads, forcing those roads to clos
. and some of them say it will be at least ten days before they're able to restock. diane? >> all right, alex, thank you. >>> and, now, the race for the white house. a note about the storm, voting and today, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote," and tonight, our brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today, and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. george? >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg, of new york city, independent mayor michael bloomberg, had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse. today he came out and said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. of course, that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican go
. and dozens of events by both candidates has been canceled. >> that's right. president obama was here in orlando yesterday, but left before his own rally, to go back and monitor the storm coverage. we're told he stayed abreast of the coverage all day. mainly briefed by his chief homeland security adviser, john brennan. he watched the storm coverage on television, like much of us, throughout the night. he spoke with the governors of the states that were hardest hit. cuomo from new york, christie of new jersey. and also talked to the mayors of new york city and the mayors of jersey city and newark. talked about what they need. in the information he also one of the things we could do would be to expedite the process, by declaring major disaster relief. he'll be briefed again later today and will have a conference call. it seems like the campaign will go back on schedule tomorrow, george. >>> we're getting more scenes of devastation. extraordinary shots. look at that. a large tanker ship washed up on the shores of staten island here in new york city. michelle charlesworth has more on that
of here in her haymaker of a right hook, the deadly northeast quadrant of the storm in the most densely populated area of the country. >> millions of people are going to be affected. >> reporter: by noontime in washington, d.c., president obama breaking off from the campaign took up the mantle of office once again to urge americans to heed all the ominous warnings. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is, please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause, don't question the instructions that are being given. >> reporter: by afternoon, sandy spawned snow storms in west virginia and flood warnings as far west as chicago. and tonight, as we see the massive impact all along the east coast, the sheer scale of this storm is staggering. almost 4 million people without power. more than 1.5 million evacuated. 14,000 flight cancelations across the country. and from space tonight, the gigantic storm seems to have earned its halloween monitor, frankenstorm. from land tonight,
jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learned president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow, but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look like tonight, completely submerged. if you look down some streets, you'll see cars that tried to get out but just could not. in this neighborhood alone, more than 400 stranded people were rescued today. rescuers made their way through flooded streets today picking up stranded families. >> want to come out? >> reporter: and the boats bringing people to where they could be trucked to safety. whole families huddled together in the backs of trucks. >> the entire first floor gone. able to go on the second floor. power is down. water is almost gone. we have a baby and elderly person. >> baby, baby here. >> reporter: the frantic rescue operation began around midnight last night after sandy's storm surge swamped new jersey. >> happened so fast, within 15 minutes we had 10 feet of water. >> reporter: stunned residents
? >> i'm right here, son. >> reporter: i've read in the literature that there are some people that if barack obama is re-elected, the storm is going to come. what is the storm? >> i fear it. we are -- he's going to start it. he's going to start it. i fear it. i feel it, i feel it coming on and it ain't just me. it is -- -- it's going to be another war in this united states of america if he gets elected back to office. it's going to happen. if he gets four more years, brk b barack obama will ruin this country and white people will be in concentration camps. if you don't believe that, people sadly mistaken. >> reporter: and his collusion to avoid this supposed impending storm is an all-white south. where all blacks, hispanics and jews are banned. given some place else, he says, to live in america. i want to make sure i understand you. if the goal is white accept aretism, separating the races, the only way to separate the races is using violence. you're not going to be able to just say nicely, please leave. >> if they will peacefully go, then yeah. but if they won't, that's the o
overseas. where was the president when that happened? i'm embarrassed. >> i'm staying behind obama and if he's listening, this is what i want him to hear. >> reporter: what? >> he should say to his voters, i can do it right or i can do it fast. do it right. four years? after all those years of -- good morning. >> reporter: colonel, did she upset you? >> if you are republican or democrat, we can still shake hands over a great breakfast. >> absolutely. see? >> reporter: a lot of people say that louden county is more divided than ever. well, here's proof that it is definitely not. 161 years ago this month, americans were killing each other, right here. >> keep in mind, this battle here was lost by the union. the confederate element, it still kind of an undercurrent. we don't think it's right. >> from an enthusiasm standpoint, i would say mitt romney's camp is perhaps a little louder, a little more voel vocal. >> reporter: really? >> but from strict numbers, i think it's even. ♪ >> someone pick out a song, everybody else will just chime in. all political persuasions, you know, the la
are without power in new jersey. the storm hasn't fully gotten to that state yet. we have a live look right now this the pier in atlantic city, new jersey you can see waves pummeling the pier there, getting stronger by the minute. president obama has signed an emergency declaration for new jersey, numerous towns have issued voluntary evacuation orders some recently have been switched to mandatory orders. some video be, the same goes for new york governor cuomo declared a state of emergency, mobilizes air national guard in new york city the transit system is shutdown, schools closed hundreds of thousands ordered to leave their homes new york stock exchange shutdown today that includes electronic trading. thousands of flights are cancelled. >> the storm is moving slowly, bringing high volumes of rain. essentially this is a hurricane wrapped in a nor'easter. >> reporter: take a look at this, this is the view from space hurricane sandy off the coast of the carolinas, provided by nasa because of the size and dense population, forcasters expect 50 million to feel the affects. look how massive tha
of that obama rallying cry of "four more years." >> four more days! four more days! >> you got that one right, by the way. you got that absolutely right. four more days. >> reporter: and today, romney's closing argument, meant to appeal to those moderate voters, that sliver of voters in the middle who might still be persuadable, promising to work with the other party, with this attack aimed at the president. >> he promised he'd have a post-partisan presidency. but it's been the most partisan i've seen, with divisiveness and bitterness and division and demonization. hallmarks of his presidency. >> reporter: the romney campaign eager to move past those images of republican chris christie applauding the president's response this week to hurricane sandy. tonight, the campaign telling me their ground game in the swing states is far ahead of where john mccain's was four years ago. and here in ohio, they believe romney's strength among independents will fuel a win here. in the suburbs surrounding cincinnati, automated phones, dozens dialing at once. listen to this volunteer who reaches a coveted vot
company get involved. that's good. like that. >>> all right. when we come back this morning, four more days until we find out if president obama gets four more years. >>> and then, a warning in the wake of hurricane sandy. be on the lookout for scam artists. >>> and joe biden stops by "the late show." and this time, the laughs are from him, not on him. >>> well, that is the closing bell last night, at the new york stock exchange. abc's sam champion, there in his orange coat. hard to miss sam in that picture. surrounded by other new york weather experts. a nod, of course, to their tireless and critical work throughout this week. the dow was up 136 points. >>> economic reports don't get any bigger than the one due out later this morning. the government releases the october employment numbers just four days before the election. a crucial report on wall street and the campaign trail. experts say, look for 125,000 new jobs last month, showing modest growth, with the unemployment rate steady at 7.8%. >>> well, there could be some manmade misery adding to the toll of hurricane sandy. scammers
: exhausting, right? >> it has been exhausting. >> reporter: couple points of trivia. my home state here leads the nation in most bars per capita and in most bush/obama counties, that is, people who voted for george bush in 2004 and then barack obama in 2008. they really vote the candidate, not the party. how many cows do you have total? >> 820 cows. >> reporter: wow. hello, girls. so, yes, it is easy to find conservative dairy farmers upstate, like dan brick. do you get subsidies from the government? >> yeah, very little subsidies. my thought is, i wish they would eliminate all subsidies altogether. part of it is just because the government is broke. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: but if you wander up to hallowed lambeau field on a sunday morning and if you hang out with the most sophisticated tailgate partiers in the world you'll find all stripes. conservatives, liberals, socialists, many of them either related or best friends for life. >> romney is a successful man and -- >> can't say obama's not. >> successful politician. >> you can't say obama's not. >> what did he do in the business wo
in about three years. in fremont, david louie, abc7 news. >> right now i want you to listen to a new ad from president obama's campaign. an ad raising eyebrows for prevomitive phrasing >> >> the first time you shouldn't do it with anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. >> it should be with a guy with beautiful, someone who really cares about and understands women. >> a guy who cares -- >> actually, they are talking about voting for the first time. while some applaud it for clever word play, critics are calling it tasteless and inappropriate. >>> republican nominee mitt romney is scheduled to campaign in florida today. last night he campaigned in ohio and he was talking about the economy. >> these have been tough times for the middle class in america. income is not going up and at the same time gasoline has gone up by $2,000 a family. health insurance premiums are up, as i said, by $2,500. food costs up. these are tough times for middle income americans. and his answer is forward. it feels more like backward to a lot of american families. i'll tell you that. >> earlier in iowa in w
nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlantic coast starting later today. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some areas as millions of peop
. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> right now, hurricane sandy has affected the schedules of the presidential candidates. president obama visited fema's headquarters yesterday. workers will run the nerve center that will coordinate the 's response to the storm. mr. obama reminded people to follow -- instructions of local officials. the president traveled to orlando, florida where he was going to campaign, but he has decide today cancel northern virginia and tomorrow in colorado. sandy forced mitt romney to change his plans. romney campaigned in ohio yesterday. instead of in virginia as planned. his campaign cancel add appearance for tomorrow in new hampshire. romney told supporters in ohio that our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >>> the streets of san francisco packed with giants fans many at the civic center watching on a jumbotron last night. thousands watched the world series with other giants' fans and shared in the victory shoulder to shoulder, next to city hall others filled restaurants and bars in the city but they all cheered their team on
. >> president obama will head to new jersey today. new york, stock market and two major airports reopening laguardia remains closed. mark greenblatt joins us live from lower manhattan. >> reporter: good morning. right now the power remains out in lower manhattan. as you just mentioned there is a big sign of life because this morning mayor bloomberg is going to be out ringing the opening bell on the floor of the new york stock exchange resuming normal trading after a really devastating storm. it was another night of no lights and power for thousands, still no idea when power will be restored. new york city which shutdown its entire mass transit system will spend the next several days pumping out flooded tunnels hoping to get everything moving again. in breezy point, new york a beach front community of firemen, policemen and blue collar works they are taking stock from a fire that destroyed 100 homes. >> nothing i could identify except the kitchen and bathroom tile that's about it. >> reporter: the cause of the fire unknown. new jersey took the brunt of sandy with coastal communities hit especi
that president obama's response to the superstorm has solidified his position. >> reporter: that's right, george. polls show a solid approval of the president's handling of the storm. and narrow leads in all of the battleground states. but this campaign is about to return with a vengeance. not only did president obama tour the storm damage with new jersey governor chris christie. he also seemed to make a new republican best friend. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> reporter: the president returned the favor. >> i have to say that governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: cooperation on disaster relief works. it also plays well politically. in the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 78% of likely voters said the president has done a good or excellent job handling the storm. in the wake of the storm, romney has struck a more positive tone, campaigning in florida, but not dir
morning, president obama will be campaigning full-time, full steam ahead, going to wisconsin, colorado, nevada, three cities in ohio, and diane, that's just thursday and friday. >> all right, thank you, jake. >>> and what about governor romney? what does he plan to do as the race enters the final stretch? abc's jonathan karl tells us about that. >> reporter: mitt romney was back on the campaign trail today in florida, but with a twist. gone was any criticism of the president, replaced with talk of unity. >> look, we can't go on the road we are on. we can't change course in america if we keep on attacking each other. we have got to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: recent polls in florida show the race here in a dead heat. romney's most prominent florida supporter told us it's hard to imagine him getting elected if he doesn't win here. >> i think it's very important to win and obviously difficult to come up with a formula for victory, i'm sure there is one, but let's not even try. let's win florida. >> reporter: just as important for romney is ohio, where he is
to the follows in five days. >> reporter: that's right. -- jobs numbers should be out in a few minutes. one thing we know for sure, both president obama and mitt romney are going to be hitting hard the campaign trail in battleground states looking for undecided voters. today the president has three events in ohio that jobs report could moon a lot to him. a political expert tell saying if -- saying if the unemployment rate stays below 8% voters might shrug it off if it goes up the president will face highest since roosevelt. if the should come back above 8 not predicted guys for mitt romney he can use that to his advantage he was in virginia yesterday this morning he starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. romney campaign making a play for pennsylvania scheduling a last minute appearance there sunday i am will the jobs report mean a manns sieve butte for either candidate? unclear. experts saying all but a few voters have already made up their minds, particularly about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> hopeful news for one of the areas hardest hit by sandy. power officials say they could h
to the barack obama academy a school for youth that have troubles he talks about growing up poor, watching friends and family make wrong choices in live. >> about the 10 second rule, right? they got 10 seconds to decide is this a good thing or not? you know? if it's not a good thing, nothing coming out good, just walk away. >> good rule, prior says a mentor took him under his wing at age 12 that helped keep him out of trouble. >> for this band countless hours of training paid off in the queen of england has taken notice. >> she invited the band and color guard to perform in london and rome in 2014. students say the hard work is rewarding. >> you put in a lot of hours but it's worth it. >> the kids have a lot of passion for it. it's nice to share it. >> that is fantastic. the band director is auctioning off a car. how cool is that? >> that is unbelievable. >> thanks for joining us. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> thank you, loading up, shipping out. pg&e crews on their way to help restore electricity in east coast after disaster zones. >> i'm sandhya patel. affects of sandy continui
obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. here's the story from oakland. >> dana is going door-to-do
into the water. meanwhile, millions are still without electricity. president obama was briefed on recovery efforts at fema headquarters. >> this continues to be my number one priority. there's nothing more important than getting his right. >> central park is dressed up with no place to go. the marathon was cancelled for the first time in history in deference to victims. >> people who are flooded out. >> we spent thousands of dollars to bring our family here, pay for hotel rooms, airline tickets. >> temperatures are dropping, and a nor nor'easter with the potential for strong wind and rains could be the in forecast next week. >> ama: right now gas rationing is in place in both new york and new jersey. new york is restricting gas to 10 gallons per customer, and new jersey drivers can fill up every other day depressing on if theirs license plate nix even or odd. a plan to vice-president free fuel at mobile emergency stations have been suspended. >>> east coast red cross blood donation centers are getting back up and running, other centers are welcoming donations to make up the need. here live
thinking for quite a while. listen close. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? oh. it will be over soon, abbie. okay? the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> oh. >> another undecided voter. little abigail evans of ft. collins, colorado, right there. mom says her meltdown happened after listening to a political report on npr. >> the folks at npr issued a written apology, contending that the election season has gone on for them. >> hang in there. five days. we're tired, too. >>> ellen and sofia vergara share those ads for cover girl. so, maybe it's natural on halloween that ellen dressed as the "modern family" star, in that dress, with a padded back end, i'd say. >> it was a dead-on impersonation, down to the wardrobe malfunction from emmy nights. and the two cover girls went dancing away. look at that. >> i have no problem with that whatsoever. costume to get your hands around. >>> and here on abc, jimmy kimmel brought a little more late-night comic relief to some new yorkers. we needed it. >> the brooklyn native is back in his hometown to do
as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. here's the story from oakland. >>
in the hard hit areas. lots of questions come tuesday. >> arguably, the northeast will swing democratic, right, that's historically true. >> historically. >> historically true. but i thought it was sort of interesting this sort of bromance we saw between president obama and chris christie. >> yeah, they're dating. they're dating. >> and they basically, i think, chris christie, almost vouched for president obama. and so, as a leader, during these tough times. so that was pretty fascinating. i think that may have an effect. >> appearance of being presidential. you know what i mean? in a tragic situation like that. so we will see how it plays out. lots of questions though. >>> hundreds of residents, many who refused orders to evacuate ahead of sandy are stuck in shelters this morning. this center along the jersey shore wasn't originally supposed to provide shelter. but volunteers made a last minute decision. local restaurants are helping out donating food and cooks to provide three square meals a day. now everyone is just waiting for the all clear. >> our home was down on 12th street north. we he
mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing threat from sandy. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama will spend this evening at the white house to again monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> coming up at 8:00 with just over a week or so to go before election day, president obama's deputy campaign manager appears on "this week." he goes head-to-head with newt gingrich to discuss the latest numbers from the washington post tracking policy. don't miss "this ""with george stephanopoulos. >> phone banks are up and calling people in both parties for the policy. abc7 news reporter thoma
. >>> and given the last couple of days, it's somewhat easy to forget that a week from right now we're going to be reporting the results of the presidential election. maybe. >> maybe. >> maybe. >> we'll see what you do, ohio. in the meantime, president obama will tour hard-hit areas of new jersey today. mitt romney meanwhile will hold three campaign events today. in florida, he turned a scheduled political rally yesterday in ohio in a bid to support sandy relief efforts. >> we won't be able to solve all the problems with our effort this morning. one of the things i've learned in life is that you make the difference you can. >> democrats have been hammering romney over a statement he made at a debate last year in which he said some of fema's responsibilities should be turned over to the states. >>> and sandy is looming large over next week's presidential election with officials scrambling to make up for time lost to the storm. >> as millions remain without power and many roads are still impassible, many voting sites were forced to close in battleground states like north carolina and virginia.
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